The Roots of 'Ulu | Trailer
Preview: Season 2 Episode 12 | 55s
1700 years ago, seafaring Polynesians brought 'ulu or breadfruit to Hawaii. It was a staple of the native cuisine for generations – until Western contact brought hamburgers and french fries, and diabetes and obesity. Could a return to traditional foods reverse these trends? Many islanders believe it can: "Our foods have mana," they say, using the Hawaiian word for spiritual energy & healing power.